Pedagogy of the Plants

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Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum

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Downy.

Click the links below for vegan tomato recipes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz:

Tomato Sauce From Scratch

Ethiopian Spicy Tomato Lentil Stew

Quinoa Puttanesca

 

Written by Cameron Brooks

May 7, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Egyptian Walking Onion, Allium cepa

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About a year ago, I snatched curious bulblets  from what looked like a large alien onion plant during a walk through a nearby garden.  One forgotten, dry little bulb sat on the kitchen windowsill collecting dust for a year.  Until last week.  I rolled a paper pot, tucked her in, then soaked.  Six days later, twin jade sprouts poked through the soil.

Itching to wander, she’s more than doubled in height in two days.

A week later, she’s ready to move out of the kitchen window.

Today Alex planted the onion in our vegetable bed at school.  Turger pressure’s low, so it’s pretty droopy, but an optimistic touch is just what it needs.

Stretching, the tallest of four plants towers above an old tofu bucket.  The bulge rises like a burp before February.

In the knot’s place, three bulblets (one with thinned, crimson skin) remain, and
a family of spiders finds pungent refuge beneath.

To jump ahead a year into the future of this plant’s life, click here.